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Johnson will meet EU leaders if they move on backstop

UK prime minister Boris Johnson will sit down for Brexit talks if EU leaders indicate they are ready to shift position on the Irish backstop in the divorce deal, his spokesperson said Monday. "The prime minister would be happy to sit down when that position changes," she said, adding that parliament had previously rejected the deal. The backstop is intended to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland.

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Analysis

China's carbon pledge at UN sends 'clear message' to US

China's pledge to become carbon neutral before 2060 is "good news" for Europe, but it sends a clear message to Washington ahead of the US election - in which climate change has become a significant aspect for voters.

Opinion

Why no EU progress on Black Lives Matter?

Months after Black Lives Matter erupted, for many EU decision-makers the problems of racism in policing and criminal legal systems - the issues that sparked the George Floyd protests - are still 'over there', across the Atlantic.

EU migration pact to deter asylum

The EU commission's newest pact on migration and asylum seeks to deter people from claiming asylum by speeding up procedures and sending most of them back home.

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